Swea City, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 531 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.3%
 
Males: 236  (44.5%)
Females: 295  (55.5%)
Median resident age:  45.7 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 50590.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,150 (it was $28,250 in 2000)
Swea City:

$37,150
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,266 (it was $14,937 in 2000)

Swea City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $32,567 (it was $30,500 in 2000)
Swea City:

$32,567
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $121,172; Detached houses: $120,364; Townhouses or other attached units: $174,494; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $152,951; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,171; Mobile homes: $27,158

Median gross rent in 2013: $436.

  • Races in Swea City, IA (2010)

    Swea City races chart
    • 52898.5%White alone
    • 40.7%Black alone
    • 30.6%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Two or more races

Races in Swea City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Swea City: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.6%), Irish (10.1%), English (9.1%), Swedish (8.6%), Norwegian (6.9%), Danish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/7/1895

Elevation: 1181 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 721 people per square mile   (low).

Swea City,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Swea City:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swea City city:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Swea City, Iowa as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Swea City to the number of sex offenders is 533 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $544 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $459 (1.5%)

Swea City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (99.9 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (120.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (353.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bancroft, IA (2.8 miles ), Ledyard, IA (2.8 miles) , Armstrong, IA (2.9 miles ), Lakota, IA (3.3 miles ), Lone Rock, IA (3.4 miles) , Ringsted, IA (3.4 miles ), Fenton, IA (3.6 miles ), Burt, IA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $120,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.38 N, Longitude: 94.31 W

Area code: 515

Swea City household income distribution Swea City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.1%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+1.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Swea City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Swea City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Swea City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/29/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the Swea City city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/28/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 34 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Swea City-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 179.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 260.9 miles away from Swea City center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 235.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 210.4 miles away from Swea City center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 174.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kossuth County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Swea City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Swea City:

  • HERITAGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BANCROFT, IA)
  • WEST HOME EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BURT, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swea City:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 27 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 56 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • South Central College (about 57 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • North Iowa Area Community College (about 62 miles; Mason City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,235)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 63 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 68 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Buena Vista University (about 69 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)

Public high school in Swea City:

Public elementary/middle school in Swea City:

See full list of schools located in Swea City

Library in Swea City:

  • SWEA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $23,394; Location: 208 3RD ST NORTH; 13,787 books; 135 audio materials; 720 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 13 state licensed databases; 39 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Swea City: Swea City (A), Farmers Co-op Elevator (B), Swea City Ambulance (C), Swea City City Hall (D), Swea City Volunteer Fire Department (E), Swea City Police Department (F), Swea City Public Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Swea City include: United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Immanuel Lutheran Church (C), Our Saviour Lutheran Church (D), Open Bible Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kossuth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.1%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Swea City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Swea City (2011 data):

  • Bank Plus: Swea City Branch at 322 3rd Street, branch established on 1997/01/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $82.0 mil, Deposits: $63.4 mil, headquarters in Estherville, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Swea City Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Iowa average:

10.3

Swea City travel time to work - commute Swea City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Swea City city (based on Kossuth County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,7337
Mainline Protestant4,12019
Evangelical Protestant3,04417
Other11
None1,645-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Kossuth County:

5.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Kossuth County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Kossuth County:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

12.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Kossuth County:

26.9%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$4,763$57,1560$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$5,815$69,7800$0
Police - Other 0$0 2$470
Streets and Highways 1$7,358$88,2960$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 8$1,585
Local Libraries 0$0 8$3,687
Totals for Government 3$17,936$71,74418$5,742

Swea City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $80,000 ($150.66)
    Water Utilities: $68,000 ($128.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $49,000 ($92.28)
    Police Protection: $43,000 ($80.98)
    Sewerage: $33,000 ($62.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($52.73)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($41.43)
    Libraries: $21,000 ($39.55)
    Fire Protection: $21,000 ($39.55)
    Health Services - Other: $18,000 ($33.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($30.13)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($26.37)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($7.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($16.95)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $105,000 ($197.74)
    Central Staff: $36,000 ($67.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $132,000 ($248.59)

Swea City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $41,000 ($77.21)
    All Other: $38,000 ($71.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($58.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($22.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $32,000 ($60.26)
    Health & Hospitals: $2,000 ($3.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $28,000 ($52.73)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($18.83)
    Rents: $2,000 ($3.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($116.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $51,000 ($96.05)
    General Support: $14,000 ($26.37)
    All Other: $4,000 ($7.53)
  • Tax - Property: $135,000 ($254.24)
    Total General Sales: $48,000 ($90.40)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.88)

Swea City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $153,000 ($288.14)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $95,000 ($178.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $169,000 ($318.27)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $47,000 ($88.51)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $32,000 ($60.26)

Swea City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $388,000 ($730.70)

3.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.83%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Palo Alto County, IA  0.30% ($48,474 average AGI)
from Hancock County, IA  0.21% ($25,615)
from Polk County, IA  0.21% ($30,000)


4.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,557 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  0.39% ($37,280 average AGI)
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.32% ($45,050)
to Hancock County, IA  0.19% ($31,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Swea City:

  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSUM (1370 AM; 1 kW; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBEW (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BLUE EARTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swea City:

  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KJLY (104.5 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KFMC-FM (106.5 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLGA-FM (92.7 FM; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KBEW-FM (98.1 FM; BLUE EARTH, MN; Owner: KBEW, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Swea City:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K60FY (Channel 60; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K14KD (Channel 14; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K27FI (Channel 27; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K31EF (Channel 31; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K36FI (Channel 36; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K58FC (Channel 58; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K62FH (Channel 62; FROST, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K65FW (Channel 65; FROST, MN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0PMK, Licensee ID: L00660039
    Grant Date: 03/25/2003, Expiration Date: 03/25/2013, Certifier: Keith C Hinrichsen
    Registrant: Keith C Hinrichsen, Swea City, IA 50590

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
Most common first names in Swea City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1480.4 years
Harold1270.7 years
George1082.1 years
William983.9 years
Walter883.8 years
Marie785.1 years
Fred677.0 years
Richard671.5 years
Raymond679.8 years
Mary583.6 years
Most common last names in Swea City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson2478.9 years
Johnson1979.4 years
Anderson1576.0 years
Thompson1183.6 years
Swanson884.4 years
Pearson786.6 years
Mino780.4 years
Bishop580.6 years
Blair579.4 years
Kockler577.2 years

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  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations:"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers"
  • #96 (50590) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 1,000+)"
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